aside General John F. Kelly Is The President’s New Chief Of Staff

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General Kelly

The news was expected. The news channels are all breaking the news that the current Homeland Secretary General John Kelly has been assigned the position of the republican President Donald Trump’s White House Chief of Staff as a replacement to Reince Priebus.

A couple of sources are stating that Reince Priebus is claiming that he quietly submitted his  letter of resignation to the president, on July 27, 2017.

It now appears that the new communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s rant against the former chief of staff Reince Priebus, a couple of days ago, with the New Yorker Reporter, may have been sanctioned by the president.

The president made this announcement by tweet along the lines, “General Kelly has done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He is a great American and a great leader. He has been a star in my administration.”

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On July 28, 2017, the Washington Post posted the breaking news, “White House chief of staff Reince Priebus will be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, Trump says.

“The president tweeted his decision after days of public tensions between Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci, the incoming White House communications director.”

Here’s the rest of the story…

On July 28, 2017, Max Greenwood of the Hill penned this foreshadowing report, “Trump says he wants a “general” to replace Priebus: report.”
Excerpts:
“President Trump has said privately that he wants to appoint “a general” to replace White House chief of staff Reince PriebusThe New York Times reports.”
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“The president, the Times reported on Thursday, has so far focused on Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as a potential replacement, though advisers believe that would be a bad move.”

“Trump has reportedly said that he no longer has faith in Priebus, a former Republican National Committee chairman who was tapped for chief of staff shortly after Trump was elected.”

“Priebus has lost key allies in the White House over the past week, most notably former press secretary Sean Spicer, who resigned immediately after Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.”

Image result for PHOTO OF SCARAMUCCI“Scaramucci has carried out a public feud with Priebus since entering the White House. That feud accelerated on Thursday, when The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza published an interviewwith Scaramucci in which the communications director delivered a profanity-laced tirade against Priebus and accused him of leaking information to the press.”

“That tirade, in which he called Priebus a “f—ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” was Scaramucci’s clearest indication yet that he is trying to get rid of the chief of staff.”

“According to the Times, Priebus has been the subject of criticism from Trump himself. The president has brought up repeatedly how Priebus suggested that Trump withdraw from the presidential race last October after the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape.”

16 comments

    • Dear Zombie Flamingo,

      Welcome! You should be enjoying your vacation. It seems that every Friday around 5:00 pm ET, a m., there is a major story breaking. Thanks for sharing this post.

      Thanks for stopping by and ciao, Gronda

  1. Dear Mz. Gronda,

    Please note: The way that tRump moved Kelly into this new post is the one way that he could also eliminate Sessions and move someone else into the position of Attorney General bypassing the Senate Confirmation Process! Every day that goes by I become more fearful that this nation will not survive this person that has been appointed by Putin to be the President of the United States!!!

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      He cannot directly fire FBI Special Counsel Mueller. The firing has to be done through the DOJ and the US SENATE has warned DDT off from doing this.

      I truly believe that he has been temporarily contained. O course, I could be wrong.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • Dear Mz. Gronda,

        You and I both are guilty of judging this person by normal persons thoughts and processes. However you need to consider the old saying, “Darned if I do and Darned if I don’t, and how it applies to this mans thought process. One thing that many people do not consider Is the portion of the Constitution that grants the President the power to fire any member of the executive branch, using that power he could actually fire Mueller. That would however most likely lead to a protracted legal action, could he possibly hope that his first term would be over prior to the case being settled? There is yet another way he could terminate Mueller, and that is by rescinding the 1999 Justice Dept. rule that established the office of the SC. Once again, that would most likely create yet another protracted legal action, with his probably hoping to survive his first term in office. If it was simply up to the Senate to curtail the power of this alleged President then we would see quick action, however you have to realize that tRumps real power is in the House where far too many congressmen still support and will continue to support his administration.

        I will admit readily that my statements above might seem pretty extreme, but they are based on the opinions of a number of legal scholars who specialize in constitutional law.

        Question, could it be that the tRump is now simply attempting to survive one term so he can avoid the disgrace of being removed from office? If so, it will be a horrible 3 1/2 years for tRump and this nation as well!

        Note: Most of us are guilty of assuming that the process that was used to place Mueller in place as the SC is a law, it is not. The process that allows for the SC is a rule issued by and for the Justice Dept. There is some argument that because it has been in place since 1999 that it is now law, but that has not been considered by or ruled on by the SCOTUS. Is there any provision in the Constitution that allows anyone other than congress to make or issue a law?

        http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/13/can-trump-fire-special-counsel-robert-mueller-239500

        • Dear Crustyolemothman,

          I suppose there are legal issues here but there is also pragmatism and the political environment. Recently, DDT has not endeared himself with the US congressional leadership. With the republicans having failed with the recent republican healthcare/ tax cut bill, the chances for tax reform/ tax cuts has been significantly diminished. Right about now, would not be the right time for DDT to step out of bounds.

          There is talk that DDT will move AG Sessions over to the Department of Homeland Security to replace General Kelly. Congress is aware of this talk.

          We are just going to have to wait to see what happens.

          Hugs, Gronda

  2. Gronda, I don’t know if “no” was an option, but Kelly just signed up for a mission at which he cannot succeed. I see him resigning in the future when he realizes he cannot keep the clowns in the clown car. Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      This is a shame. General Kelly is obviously an honorable man but DDT will somehow end up diminishing this man’s value.The General will end up wishing he didn’t take this no-win job.

      He should have final tweet approval.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • Gronda, waking up to the next set of inane, impulsive and/ or mean tweets is not a job I would want. It is akin to sweeping up after the elephants, whose diet is variable. You know you will be sweeping up crap, but you don’t know how much or its constitution. Keith

  3. I’ve been pondering this all afternoon, and two questions come to mind:
    1) Why does Trump need a general for the position of chief of staff? I realize there is unprecedented chaos in the White House, but … I think a general for chief of staff is a bit much?
    2) Isn’t this a fairly significant demotion for Kelly? As Keith said, perhaps “no” was not an option, but this is a no-win situation.

    I’m sure there’s more to come. My question is, does he have somebody totally inappropriate, somebody far more radical in mind for the head of Homeland Security?

    Good post — good information. Hugs!!!

    • Jill, Look back a little ways in history, to the nation of Germany, what military rank did their leaders Chief of Staff hold! It is known that tRump is a great admirer of that German leader and perhaps he feels the need to emulate him?

      • You make an excellent, if disturbing, point. I have made the comparison several times, just didn’t think of it this time. Interesting how he admires the despots and insults other democratic leaders, isn’t it?

    • Dear Jill,

      Your questions are right on! I can only guess at the answers. DDT obviously loves his generals and he respects them. But I still doubt DDT will listen to him. But maybe, he could tamper down the chaos.

      For General Kelly, this is not a step up but if he can get DDT to make better decisions, he is doing this country, a service.

      Whoever DDT finds to replace General Kelly will have to undergo the confirmation hearing. And this will take time.

      And typically Generals do not do well at this job.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • I agree on all points, and if Kelly can bring some order out of the chaos, it will be wonderful. But … especially now that Scaramucci is in the White House, I think Kelly will find it a highly toxic atmosphere. I actually feel sorry for him, for I believe he is going to find it highly frustrating to try to keep all those personalities moving in the same direction, and if he offends Scaramucci in any way, there will be hell to pay!
        Hugs!!!

  4. With this group who knows what will happen. If rules are still not followed there may be more defections. A general won’t take any unruly behavior that’s for sure. He looks serious. It’ll be interesting. —- Suzanne

    • Dear Suzanne,

      If General Kelly ends up resigning, it will speak volumes. General Kelly has no ulterior motives except to be of service to the country. I can’t help but wonder if he hasn’t accepted a suicide mission.

      Hugs, Gronda

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